BT Weekender: Five things to do in the Bronx this weekend

This Sunday, volunteers have the opportunity to join the Teddy Bear Project and the Bronx River Alliance in beautifying the Bronx River corridor.
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Saturday, Nov. 5

Bronx River Slow Roll: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Bronx River Greenway

Join the Bronx River Alliance Greenway Team for a family-friendly ride down the Bronx River Greenway. This 5.5-mile slow-paced bike ride will allow for chatting and exploration of neighborhoods and activism in the Bronx. Stops will include the Greenway like Shoelace Park, Ranaqua, East Tremont and Starlight Park. The ride will conclude at Concrete Plant Park. Capacity is limited and interested participants can find more information or register here.

Drag Story Hour for Neurodiverse Kids: 2 p.m.-3 p.m. at the NYPL 53rd Street Branch Library 

Enjoy storytelling by local drag performers, specially adapted to be more accessible to kids with autism and other disabilities. Through readings by professional and exciting performers, Drag Story Hour hopes to inspire a love of reading while providing kids with positive queer role models. Interested attendees may read more about the event and its accessibility here.

Fall Leaf Luminaries: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center

This weekend, engage in a fall-themed family art project while enjoying the garden views at Wave Hill. Participants will design a lantern inspired by leaves while learning about the seasonal conditions that impact trees. Registration is not required, but those interested can find more information here.


Sunday, Nov. 6

Poet-Tree: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden

Experience autumn at the NYBG through poetry and exploration at this family-friendly event. Until Nov. 17, attendees will have the opportunity to write tree-inspired Haikus and listen to fall-themed stories while enjoying all the NYBG has to offer. Guided and self-guided activities are available all weekend.

Bronx River Watershed Clean-up: 11 a.m.-3 the Bronx Forest

Take part in an afternoon of making friends and giving back at this Eco-Day. Volunteers will join the Teddy Bear Project and the Bronx River Alliance in beautifying the Bronx River corridor. Tools and supplies will be provided and, if there is rain, the event will be rescheduled to Nov. 12. Interested participants can find more information here

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